Elijah Richard Simpson

19 September 1861–27 August 1900 (Age 38)
Green, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elijah Richard

When Elijah Richard Simpson was born on 19 September 1861, in Green, Kentucky, United States, his father, Elijah Simpson, was 37 and his mother, Celia Gentry, was 26. He married Mary Wood Harlow on 27 January 1887, in Green, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 27 August 1900, in Hart, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Defries, Hart, Kentucky, United States.

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Elijah Richard Simpson
Mary Wood Harlow
Marriage: 27 January 1887
William Lee Simpson
Rose Anna Simpson
Ora Austin Simpson

Spouse and Children

27 January 1887
Green, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Perryville

Age 1

On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 11

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Simpson in household of Eligah Simpson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Simpson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elijah R Simpson in household of Elijah Simpson, "United States Census, 1880"

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